Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to Benjamin Lincoln, 26 June 1794

To Benjamin Lincoln

Treasury Department, June 26, 1794. “Inclosed is a copy of a letter to me from the collector of Barnstable,1 being an application for a Boat for the use of the Inspector at Tarpentine cove.2 I request your opinion as to the public utility of keeping such a boat at the place mentioned.”

L[S], RG 36, Collector of Customs at Boston, Letters from the Treasury, 1789–1807, Vol. 4, National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters to the Collector at Boston, National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters to Collectors at Small Ports, “Set G,” National Archives.

1The letter from Joseph Otis has not been found.

2For the confusion concerning this location, see Lincoln to H, July 4, 1794.

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